Radio Telescope - Parkes , NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg
S 32° 59.905 E 148° 15.775
55H E 617982 N 6348180
Quick Description: The telescope featured in the movie "The Dish"
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 8/18/2020 3:28:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM13060
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
The Parkes Observatory is a radio astronomy observatory located 20km north of Parkes, NSW. The 64-metre radio astronomy telescope was onstructed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and opened in 1961. Parkes Observatory is nationally significant in the course of Australian cultural history for its importance to the history of Australian astronomy, and for its association with the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The text on the plaque is as follows:

Radio Telescope, Parkes This 64 metre diameter telescope is the realisation of the vision of CSIRO's DrE.G. Bowen, designed by Freeman Fox & Partners to a CSIRO specification and built by Maschinenfabrik Ausburg Nurnberg (MAN), many of its innovative design features were adopted in later telescopes. Commissioned in 1961, it has allowed astronomers to explore the universe in greater detail than ever before. Excellent engineering and the latest in electronics and computing have kept this telescope at the forefront of radio astronomy.

DEDICATED BY THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS, AUSTRALIA AND CSIRO, 1997
Location:
585 Telescope Rd, Parkes, NSW


Type of structure/site: Radio telescope

Date of Construction: 1961

Engineer/Architect/Builder etc.: designed by Freeman Fox & Partners , built by Maschinenfabrik Ausburg Nurnberg (MAN),

Engineering Organization Listing: Engineers Australia

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Web Site: Not listed

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